ROBERT BRADSHAW, LLB
Chairman. Non - Executive Director since September 2017.
Robert Bradshaw was appointed to the BSP Board in September 2017 and served as Chairman of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee from 2019 until his appointment as Board Chairman in February 2023.
Mr. Bradshaw holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Papua New Guinea and has practiced law for over 25 years. He was formerly a Partner in the firm Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst) and commenced practice in his own firm, Bradshaw Lawyers, in 2005. Mr. Bradshaw has been involved in different areas of law, particularly in resource development, industrial relations, banking and finance and commercial litigation.
Mr. Bradshaw has served on a number of Boards and is currently the Chairman of Post PNG Limited.
MARK T. ROBINSON
Group Chief Executive Officer. Director since March 2023.
Mark T. Robinson was appointed Group CEO of BSP Financial Group Limited (BSP) in November 2022 and commenced work in March 2023.
Mr. Robinson is a senior financial services executive and globally experienced banking Chief Executive Officer with more than thirty years’ experience across developed and emerging markets.
Before his appointment as BSP Group CEO, his roles included CEO of Commercial Bank International, a publicly listed bank based in the United Arab Emirates, Regional CEO of ANZ Banking Group’s operations for Southeast Asia. Prior to this, Mr. Robinson held numerous senior executive roles with Citibank, including in India, Russia, Turkey and Hungary.
Mr. Robinson graduated from the University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts and he also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
ARTHUR SAM, BComm, CPA, MAICD, GAICD
BACC Chairman. Non - Executive Director since July 2016.
Arthur Sam was appointed to the BSP Board in July 2016. Mr. Sam is currently Chairman of the Board Audit and Compliance Committee (BACC) and a member of the Board Risk Committee.
Mr. Sam is a qualified and experienced accountant, registered under CPA Papua New Guinea. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Papua New Guinea, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is the Audit and Managing Partner of Sam Kiak Tubangliu Certified Practising Accountants. Before going into private practice Mr. Sam spent over 15 years working for global accounting firms PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte and Ernst & Young in managerial roles specializing in external and internal audit and risk management.
Prior to joining the Board of BSP, he served on the NASFUND (the National Superannuation Fund of Papua New Guinea) Board Audit and Risk Committee and is a serving member of the Papua New Guinea Accountants Registration Board. During 2021 Mr. Sam was appointed Chairman of Muyua Dal Ltd to represent the landowner interest in the Woodlark Gold Project.
STUART DAVIS, LLB, GAICD
BRC Chairman. Non - Executive Director since August 2017.
Stuart Davis was appointed to the BSP Board in August 2017 and is currently Chairman of the Board Risk Committee (BRC) and a member of the Board Audit and Compliance Committee.
Mr. Davis is also currently a Non-Executive director of ASX 100 company NextDC Ltd, where he serves as Chairman of its Remuneration Committee and a member of its Audit and Risk Committee. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Appen Limited and PayPal Australia Ltd where he is Chairman of its Risk Committee.
Mr. Davis previously was CEO of HSBC Bank in India from 2009 to 2012, one of the largest foreign banks in India with staff of 8,000 and pretax earnings in excess of USD800 million. Prior to that appointment, he was CEO of HSBC Bank in Australia from 2002 to 2009 and CEO of HSBC in Taiwan from 1999 to 2002, having joined the HSBC Group in 1981.
Mr. Davis previously served as a member of the Australian Bankers Association from 2003 to 2009, being Deputy Chairman from 2006 to 2009, was Chairman of the British India Chamber of Commerce in Mumbai and Chairman of the Taiwan British Chamber of Commerce in Taipei. He holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Adelaide and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
DR. MATAGIALOFI LUA'IUFI FAAMAUSILI, BA, MSc
RNC Chair. Non - Executive Director since December 2016.
Faamausili Dr. Matagialofi Lua’iufi was appointed in December 2016 and is currently Chair of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee (RNC). An experienced public sector practitioner and consultant, Faamausili Dr. M. Lua’iufi holds a PhD in Management, an MSc in Management Sciences and a BA in Sociology and Political Science. Prior to establishing her own consultancy firm in late 2008, Faamausili Dr. M. Lua’iufi worked in the Samoa Public Service Commission Office for 25 years, with almost 12 of those years in the role of CEO. Under her stewardship, the Samoa Public Service undertook various change management programmes to improve service delivery.
Faamausili Dr. M. Lua’iufi served in many Government state owned enterprise boards in her capacity as CEO of the Samoa Public Service Commission. Since becoming a consultant in late 2008, Faamausili Dr. M. Lua’iufi has performed more than 50 consultancy assignments in the domains of Human Resources Management, Organisational Development, Performance Management and Governance.
Faamausili Dr. M. Lua’iufi is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, member of the Papua New Guinea Institute of Directors, Samoa Institute of Directors and Samoa Human Resource Institute. From 2007 to 2012, Faamausili Dr. M. Lua’iufi was the Pacific Residential Scholar of the Australia New Zealand School of Government and was responsible for the development of emerging young Pacific
public sector leaders. Faamausili Dr. M. Lua'iufi is a member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee.
PRISCILLA KEVIN, BSCs, MAICD
Non-Executive Director since April 2020.
Priscilla Kevin was appointed to the BSP Board in April 2020. Since her appointment to the Board she has joined as a Member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee and is a member of the Board Risk Committee.
Ms. Kevin is an IT professional and entrepreneur specialising in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Support Advisory. Ms. Kevin has over 15 years ICT industry experience providing ICT consultancy and support to a range of businesses as well as government bodies. Since 2018, Ms. Kevin served as an Independent Committee Member of the BSP Board Risk Committee.
Ms. Kevin is a board member of PNG Digital ICT Cluster Inc. and a member of the PNG University of Technology’s Industrial Advisory Board (IAB). Ms. Kevin is also a working group committee member of the Centre of Excellence for Financial Inclusion and is a Council Member of the Institute of National Affairs (INA).
FRANK BOURAGA, CPA, MAICD
Non-Executive Director since December 2020.
Frank Bouraga was appointed to the BSP Board in December 2020. Since his appointment to the Board, he joined as a Member of the Board Audit and Compliance Committee.
Mr. Bouraga is a CPA Papua New Guinea qualified professional accountant with over 26 years in accounting practice and is currently a partner in Assurance and Business Advisory Services with SBC Solutions. Prior to SBC Solutions, Mr. Bouraga was the Country Managing Partner for Ernst & Young Papua New Guinea for 5 years as an audit and business advisory services partner. He also worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers for over 7 years and worked with Star Business Consultants between 2004 and 2011.
Mr. Bouraga is also a director of the PNG Cancer Foundation and the PNG Hunters, and is a member of Certified Practising Accountants (CPA PNG) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). He holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Central Queensland University.
SYMON BREWIS-WESTON, BECON (Hons), MAppFin
Non-Executive Director since April 2021.
Symon Brewis-Weston was appointed to the BSP Board in April 2021 and is a member of BSP's Board Audit & Compliance Committee and Board Risk Committee. Mr. Brewis-Weston has extensive international experience in financial services and a deep understanding of consumer and business markets in the Asia Pacific region. He is a director on the board of Money3 Corp. Ltd and Timelio Pty Ltd.
Mr. Brewis-Weston was formerly CEO of FlexiGroup from 2016 to 2018. Prior to joining FlexiGroup, he previously held the position of CEO & Executive Director at Humm Group Ltd, Executive General Manager - Corporate Financial Services at Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and Chief Executive Officer at Sovereign Assurance Co. Ltd (NZ), a subsidiary of CBA.
Mr. Brewis-Weston held various senior leadership positions at CBA for 15 years. He spent 6 years leading CBA’s Indonesia operations and also in China developing the company’s Chinese banking strategy. In 2015, Mr. Brewis-Weston received the United Nation’s Global CEO Women Empowerment Principle’s Leadership Award for his contribution to the enhancement of diversity and women’s empowerment in the workplace.
Mr. Brewis-Weston holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) and a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University.
PATRICIA TAUREKA-SERUVATU, LLB, MAICD
Non-Executive Director. Director since April 2022.
Mrs. Patricia Taureka-Seruvatu is a Lawyer by profession, admitted to practice law in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in 1988. Mrs. Taureka-Seruvatu holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of PNG.
She has over 30 years’ experience in the legal, superannuation, property, commercial and corporate services in PNG. She is a member of the Papua New Guinea Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
She is currently employed as the General Counsel & Company Secretary for Dirio Gas & Power Company Limited. Prior to this, Mrs. Taureka Seruvatu previously served as Company Secretary for Nambawan Super Limited from 2001 to 2019.
IAN A. TARUTIA, OBE, FAICD, FPNGID
Non-Executive Director since April 2023.
Mr. Tarutia was appointed a Director on 4 April 2023 to fill the casual vacancy that arose following the retirement of former Chairman Sir Kostas Constantinou, OBE in February 2023.
Mr Tarutia is an experienced corporate executive and business leader in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific. He was Joint CEO and CEO of Nasfund for 15 years where he worked for 35 years until he retired on the 31 March 2023 and is the current President of the Papua New Guinea Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He is the current Chairman of the Pacific Islands Investment Forum and is a former President of the Papua New Guinea Institute of Directors.
Mr. Tarutia holds both a Bachelor of Business Economics and Master of Business Administration from the University of Papua New Guinea. He also holds a Diploma in Company Directors Course from the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Diploma in Financial Markets from the Securities Institute of Australia and a Diploma in Economic Policy Analysis from the PNG National Research Institute.
He is a graduate of the prestigious Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program (AMP 185) and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Papua New Guinea Institute of Directors.
In other capacities, Mr. Tarutia has been and continues to serve as a director on a number of listed and private company boards in the agriculture, aviation, catering, finance, properties, hotel, manufacturing, media, forestry, sports and savings and loan sectors.